Coral Springs Police detectives worked diligently to identify the man who took his female victim to Applebee’s restaurant in Coral Springs while his accomplice broke into the victim’s home and stole several high-value items.
Detectives tracked down the man known as Florenciano Valentino and identified him as 18 year old Anthony Maldanado of Miami Gardens. Maldanado was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Miami-Dade County jail where he later posted $4,500 bond.
Maldanado is charged with residential burglary and grand theft.
Maldanado and his accomplice were captured on home surveillance video driving up to the victim’s house in a black vehicle. While Maldanado and his unsuspecting victim went to lunch, his accomplice went back to the house and broke in through a window. Before leaving the restaurant, Maldanado stole the victim’s cell phone and left her with the bill.
Detectives are still trying to identify Maldanado’s accomplice and anyone with information is urged to call Detective Anthony Cassini at 954-346-1251.